There are many (brilliant and essential) initiatives around better linking academic research and policy such as 3ie, DRUSSA and Research Impact. However it is not just research-generated ‘knowledge’ that does and should inform development policy.
3ie Policy Influence and Monitoring (PIM) project
The Policy Influence Monitoring (PIM) project is a three year global project funded by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) to monitor and evaluate the policy influence of the impact evaluations that they fund across Africa, South and South East Asia and Latin America, and to do this in a way which helps the researchers to maximise the value and impact of their work.
CommsConsult are now into the final year of work on the 3-year 3ie Policy Influence Monitoring project, where the focus has recently shifted to some of the project’s evaluation deliverables; most notably to the ‘Stories of Change’. These stories aim to pull out some of the lessons learned from the Impact Evaluations for application by future such studies.
When writing a policy brief, there are many things one has to consider: The language has to be just right, not too technical but professional. The length has to be brief yet informative and most of all it needs to speak to a pre-identified and targeted audience.
The Deputy Director of systematic reviews at 3ie (the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), Phil Davies discusses how research doesn’t always provide straightforward answers to specific problems.
Nyasha Musandu explores the value and challenges associated with mapping context as a first step in strategizing for policy influence. Nyasha’s reflections come from her work on the 3ie Policy Influence and Monitoring (PIM) project.
Tuesday the 25th September saw individuals from across the globe meet to discuss Policy Influence Monitoring and celebrate the official launch of Research to Action.
Captured at the 3ie Policy and Influence Monitoring (PIM) workshop taking place in Cornwall this week, in this short video,…
Vanesa Weyrauch and Gala Diaz Langou have developed a conceptual framework to identify factors that help or hinder impact evaluation…